Royal Canadian Riding Academy has one of the premier riding schools in Canada. Our experienced, enthusiastic instructors are available whether you are riding for the first time, as a beginner developing your riding skills, or as an advanced rider wanting to improve your skills for the show ring.
Lessons take place in a fun and safe atmosphere with groups matched in age and riding level. Instruction is available in English riding on our selected school horses and ponies, or on your own/leased horse (enquire at the RCRA Office for lesson/horse board packages).
Lessons are held in our three indoor arenas on winter and rainy days, and in our four spacious outdoor riding rings during the summer.
Riders in our lesson program also have an opportunity to be involved in the Academy’s many other activities. There are numerous National, Trillium, Primary, and Riding School level competitions on site, plus riding clinics with well known guest instructors. Students may also participate in scheduled practice rides, and the Christmas, March Break, Summer, and Adult day and residential camps. Please see our Camp Programs section on this website for more information.
Half hour or hour long group, semi-private and private riding lessons are available weekdays and evenings, plus Saturdays and Sundays. In addition to riding, students at RCRA receive instruction in proper horse care.
Each rider needs an ASTM approved helmet, and boots with a heel. RCRA can provide a helmet to borrow for RCRA introductory lessons until a helmet is purchased, however, does not guarantee fit and function. RCRA recommends each rider buy their own helmet.